Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The bad thing about writing a blog is that, during times when I have the most to post, I have no time to actually update! Since I last posted, I have done the following: completed my P3 final exams, celebrated with a bottle of Moet, received the case for my Rotman CSR case competition, trained for the competition, went to Toronto to compete, and started my P4 classes.
To elaborate on the competition, we received our case (The Clorox Company) on Monday the 23rd and immediately met at school to read the case and start brainstorming as a team. The entire week last week, we spent nearly every waking moment practicing, being coached, reforming our recommendations, etc. On Saturday, we presented our case at the University of Toronto (Rotman), but sadly, we did not make it to the finals. Since the winning team was competing against us in the first round, they were obviously so strong that we were knocked out from the beginning. We did, however, receive great feedback from the judges regarding our presentation; they simply did not buy our recommendations.
While in Toronto, I had the opportunity to meet up with my friend Aimee who watched the finalists with us. Then, later in the evening, we had dinner with another HEC Montreal case competition team that was returning from Ivey.
When all the fun and games were over and it was time to return to our new P4 classes, we had a rude awakening - we had to catch up. The bad news is that P4 seems to have the most uninteresting classes yet (HEC Montreal Challenge, Strategic Management II, Corporate Finance II, Operations Management, and Strategic Human Resources Management). The good news is that there are less than five weeks left until the end of the semester.